Monday, April 2, 2018
Representative Joe Errigo is panning the state budget that was approved over the weekend. Errigo, whose district includes Livingston County, says the budget is bloated and that it will lead to higher taxes in a state that is already over-taxed. Errigo says the state deserves better and that he is disappointed in his colleagues who voted for it. The new budget comes in at around 170 billion dollars. Lawmakers wrapped up work on the plan just hours before Sunday’s deadline.
New York has passed legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers Those convicted of serious misdemeanor offenses will have to surrender their firearms and have their gun licenses revoked. Lawmakers also closed a loophole to prevent those wanted by police on an arrest warrant from getting a firearm license.
Trout season is underway in New York. Sunday was opening day of trout season and the DEC says they’ve stocked millions of catchable-sized trout in lakes, creeks and ponds across the state. The DEC has released a list of freshly stocked waterways that should be fishing hot spots—among them, Newville Creek in Nunda and Sugar Creek in Ossian.
Livingston County Businesses will now be able to get some help getting online. The Letchworth Gateway Business project is teaming up with libraries in Mount Morris,Geneseo and Perry and with SUNY Geneseo’s adopt a business program to guide local business that want to beef up their on line presence. The libraries will offer training sessions this month as past of that effort. If you would like more information, the website is www.letchworthgatewayvillages.org.
Some SUNY Geneseo Students are trying to raise awareness about suicide. They’ll be taking part in a Walk to Fight Suicide, joining thousands of students nationwide this weekend. They hope to raise both money and awareness about the issues of mental health and suicide. The walk is Sunday, Apr 8 at noon at SUNY Geneseo, at The Knightspot on Campus.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is on the mend. This weekend his wife posted on Instagram that a cancerous tumor was removed and his entire upper jaw was reconstructed during last week’s surgery for oral cancer. Kelly is on a feeding tube and expected to be in the hospital for at least two weeks.